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Goonmeet Singh Chauhan's 'Invertonomics', by HarperCollins, will be released on 20 July on SoftCover, ThePrint’s new e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.
Unlike 1991, this is not an economic crisis. India can take the lesson from the last similar healthcare crisis that the world faced in Spanish flu — reform or perish.
Swasth, to be launched this week, will digitise patient data & records and create online platforms for hospital care and doctor consultations.
India has one of the world’s lowest testing rates, at 3.78 tests per 1,000 people, compared to the UK with 53.53 tests per 1,000, according to Our World in Data.
Modi govt's command and control approach puts India at risk of losing the advantages gifted by its size and federal constitutional structure.
Authorities must resist shutting down hospitals with infected staff because each bed and healthcare worker is an essential resource in India’s battle against the pandemic.
Healthcare workers can use the helpline for grievances such as salary cuts, delayed payment, non-availability of protective kits or eviction from rented accommodation.
Banging utensils to thank doctors is hypocritical if landlords are forcefully evicting them due to paranoia that they might spread Covid-19.
A World Bank, Duke University, UPenn study conducted across 120 gram panchayats in UP shows conducting public meetings can improve healthcare delivery.
The response of various Indian states to COVID-19 will differ as the poorest states have the weakest capacity to deliver health services.
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